Rebecca explores the potential of theatre and performance to further diversity, accessibility and inclusion in UK Higher Education. Their postgraduate research at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge emerged from a critical concern about the experiences of LGBTQIA+ students in UK Higher Education. Educational research indicates that these students are regularly subjected to verbal and physical discrimination and violence directed toward their sexuality or gender identity (Stonewall, 2018; University of Birmingham, 2018). In their research, Rebecca examined the impact of such experiences through collaborative queer performance workshops with LGBTQIA+ students. Their influences include critical, feminist, gender and queer theories and pedagogies. They are also interested in practice-based research methodologies and methods in theatre, performance and education. Rebecca has shared their research at academic conferences throughout the UK.
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London (2020)
Clare Hall Reflects (2019)
Clare Hall, University of Cambridge
Arts & Creativities Research Group (2019)
Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
Utopian Acts (2018)
Birkbeck College, University of London